Posted 18 November 2018 - 03:18 AM
So much for bigger tides, better action...
Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:30 PM
Sound like you nailed a neap tide. During each lunar month, there are two spring tides and two neap tides. Since you are down under I'm not sure but what it wasn't a spring tide??
I can't understand why your tide would be 5m low. I know strong winds can reduce tide but I think it would take a typhoon to push 5 meters?? Are you comparing apples with apples in your post?
Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:52 PM
Interestingly, all the big sea barramundi I have caught, were on the first quarter moon phase during the summer months.
Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:02 PM
Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you
There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong
Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle
Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:39 PM
When the winds in the east the fish bite the least etc
When I was a kid I bought my first boat, a 10 foot pram dingy, kept it at Cement Mills which is about a four mile row to the Solent, couldnt afford petrol let alone an outboard.
I was told the best time to fish was an hour before high tide until an hour after. I spent many a summer day through many a year rowing up the river when the tide was coming in and rowing against the outgoing tide to get home.
I will never know if it improved my catch but by the time I was a teenager I had huge shoulders and biceps That still serve me well to this day.
Edited by Huge_Vitae, 02 December 2018 - 03:40 PM.
"My imaginary friend doesn't like your imaginary friend is no basis for armed conflict...."
Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:44 PM
As you said, huge, an hour either side of the top or bottom tides is more productive.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:01 PM
Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon.
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike.
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish.
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.